Reality star Fran Parman has returned to filming The Only Way Is Essex two years after leaving the show and her split from co-star James “Diags” Bennewith.
The brunette bombshell is set to come face to face with her former flame on the ITVBe show when it returns next month.
Fran and Diags, both 29, got together shortly after she joined the reality show in 2014 as Diags’ housemate.
She initially dated Tom Pearce but when things didn’t work out, she got in a relationship with his friend Diags.
The couple split three-and-a-half years later in 2017 which lead to Fran’s departure from the show but she made an explosive return to filming today in Essex.
Fran dressed to impress for the occasion wearing a plunging white minidress with a red bomber jacket and white heels.
She accessories her look with a chunky gold chain with a matching bracelet and hoop earrings.
Fran’s return to TOWIE is her first telly gig in months.
She last appeared on ours screens when she confronted Diags on BBC dating show Eating With My Ex.
Joey Essex’s best mate Diags opened up about crying on TOWIE during an emotional heart to heart with Chloe Sims.
And while the scene left most viewers heartbroken at the time, Fran joked she was turned on by his tears.
Diags said on the show back in January: “I’m very in touch with my emotional side.”
A TV source said: “She still loves Diags. Since they broke up last year she went on this crazy diet and lost three stone.
“She slept with Diags a couple of months ago but after she’d got up and left his house he blocked her.”
TOWIE will be back with a mega 10th anniversary series in September returning to airing two episodes a week.
After the latest series was postponed due to the global health crisis, season 26 of TOWIE is on its way.
And as part of the birthday celebrations, a number of familiar faces are expected to return to the cast.
Head of Unscripted at programme makers Lime Pictures Sarah Tyekiff said: “We are so excited to get the iconic TOWIE back on people’s screens, twice a week, for what is going to be a huge anniversary season.
“It’ll be back with a bang to celebrate 10 phenomenal years with our amazing cast and see the return of some very familiar faces.”
Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions for ITV, added: “After 10 years, TOWIE is still going strong and remains the number one show on ITVBe.”